Soon after, Piero joined Ignazio and Gianluca in Macerata for a private event/concert.
Of this event, unlike other private events, there are several mini videos, here they are.
Once the event/concert has been archived, there is still room for Piero’s celebrations, this time an intimate dinner with Ignazio, Gianluca and Torpedine.
………….and more celebrations on the beach with other friends……
We arrived in July and great news comes after a long wait, Il Volo will be in concert in September for the first time in GREECE!!!! ☺
What wonderful news, our Greek friends have been waiting for this news for a long time and it is finally here!!❤
By the way, do you remember that Il Volo is supposed to give a free concert in Ascoli Piceno on July 21st? Things are not that simple, I translated this article, published by IL CORRIERE DELL’ADRIATICO, that explains everything!
ASCOLI PICENO – The mystery linked to the reservations for the concert of the “Il Volo” trio, which will be held on July 21 in Piazza del Popolo, continues to hold thousands and thousands of fans in suspense. The event, made official by the mayor Marco Fioravanti and by the managers – the entrepreneurs Roberta Faraotti and Stefano Panichi – was announced as a city festival, with free admission reserved for the local population, to be collected at the box office in Piazza del Popolo. A gift to the city to celebrate 30 years of activity of Fainplast.
But the reservation scheduled for June 20 was suspended by the public order committee for safety. Danger of night camps and impossibility to check the origin of the ticket applicants. Requests have in fact arrived from Belgium, Germany, even Americans for the show by Gianluca Ginoble, Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto. The three artists do not currently have an Italian tour, it is understandable why a free entrance to Ascoli is tempting for everyone, even for those who live in Sondrio or Syracuse.
In the photo, Battista Faraotti, owner of Fainplast and promoter of the free event in Ascoli Piceno with Il Volo!
What can I say, the free concert is a wonderful idea, but it’s not as easy as it seems, I’ll keep you updated on developments.
But that’s not all, today 5 July, the Canale 5 schedule for the 2023/2024 season was announced, and Il Volo will have three events in prime time.
The new schedule was announced during an evening and introduced by Pier Silvio Berlusconi who is manager and director of the Mediaset Group, of which Canale 5 is the flagship television network.
He is the son of Silvio Berlusconi, founder of Mediaset and entrepreneur who then had important roles in Italian politics until he became Prime Minister. Silvio Berlusconi passed away about a month ago.
Pier Silvio Berlusconi has been romantically linked for 21 years (they are not married) to Silvia Toffanin, whom you know because she is the kind entertainer of Verissimo.
During the evening Il Volo performed three songs: My Way, Hallelujah and Grande Amore.
Eventually they reached Pier Silvio Berlusconi who said very nice words for them. Click below to view the video.
After the presentation of Il Volo, My Way begins immediately.
PIERO= For us it is truly an honor to be here tonight, we are delighted to continue this journey together. It has been a special year for us, the two evenings ALL FOR ONE and CHRISTMAS IN JERUSALEM, a great alchemy has really been created, a great harmony as a working group and we can’t wait to do great things together next year. (Pier Silvio Berlusconi framed, thanks and sends them a kiss)
GIANLUCA= Thanks so much for everything, for allowing us to spread our music and our essence as artists and as people, which is not obvious and thanks for the affection.
The next one is a very special song, because to sing, as an art form, somehow allows you to convey emotions, to make something abstract tangible, like a feeling or an emotion. The next song represents all of this and is one of the most famous songs in the history of music and in this particular moment for you, for your big family, we want to dedicate it to all of you.
IGNAZIO= We wanted to sing this next song, which is our song: Grande Amore.
GERRY SCOTTI= (good and well-known Italian presenter) It’s a real pleasure, your patience has been great because you waited in the back and you were the big surprise of this evening, but I tell you what, it’s an evening dedicated not only to work , at the company, is an evening, as you will have understood, dedicated to feelings and love, and this last song of yours was the crown of everything we talked about this evening. (he refers to the recent mourning of the Berlusconi family).
IL VOLO= Thank you, thank you very much. (Piero gets off the stage and goes towards Pier Silvio Berlusconi).
IGNAZIO= Well, we’ll see each other soon.
GERRY SCOTTI= I think so.
IGNAZIO= We’ll be able to do something together, we’ve never done it.
GERRY SCOTTI= That would be the case.
(meanwhile Gianluca also goes to Pier Silvio, warm hugs with Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio)
You were announced at the press conference, so….. Pier Silvio, do you want to say something to these guys ?
PIER SILVIO= Guys, I thank you again, all of you because you fill me up and warm my heart. They, in addition to being very good and full of energy, they are fantastic, I thank you for being here. They stir up unique emotions in me, because on the two Saturdays that aired (All for one concert), my dad called me both times and said: “But how good these guys are, but how exciting they are, please, keep them close.” So, I know he called you too.
GIANLUCA= Yes, and it is also for him that we are here this evening.
PIER SILVIO= Thank you, you gave me a wonderful gift, I thank you. (kisses and hugs)
But that’s not all, yesterday evening July 7, as promised, Il Volo was a guest during the concert of POOH, the band that had played with them during ALL FOR ONE. The concert takes place in the Milano sold out stadium. It was Il Volo’s first time in a stadium.
Here are our young men in rehearsal.
In the backstage, after the rehearsals, Il Volo was interviewed.
SPEAKER= Il Volo for a great POOH concert/event, where you are the protagonists with them. It’s your first performance at San Siro (stadium name).
PIERO= We want to say, a promise kept, because they came as guests to our show in Verona and there was this invitation live and we kept our promise, you can’t give up … first you can’t give up the POOH and then you can’t give up a performance at San Siro.
GIANLUCA= Furthermore, I believe that young people should have a certain openness of mind, like studying history at school, they should learn to appreciate the music of every era. They have marked more than an era, they are the greatest (Italian) band of all time, reaching 50 years of career is the dream of many artists. I have always followed them thanks to my father. ALOHA is my favorite record, but also the record in English HURRICANE where they really looked like an international band from all points of view, so for me it’s a great honor, for all of us it’s an honor to share the stage again with such a great band .
IGNAZIO= An anecdote: to me personally he binds a guitar of Dodi (the guitarist of the Pooh) that our manager gave me. I have Dodi’s guitar at home.
PIERO= But is there Dodi’s signature?
IGNAZIO= Of course there is his signature. Well POOH has been an inspiration for everyone, from the early years of their debut to our generation and the one to come. Symbol of unity, music is one of the strongest things in the world and they have demonstrated it and as Gianluca said we are happy to be here and to share the stage with them today.
PIERO= This evening we will sing UOMINI SOLI, because it is our favorite song, we have expressly asked to sing it together and we can’t wait to share that moment with their audience who are thrilled to see them on stage.
SPEAKER= There is a lot of professional esteem between you (Pooh and Volo), but also a lot of affection, I know you love each other very much, they love you very much.
GIANLUCA= Yes, because beyond the artistic professional esteem, everything starts from a great personal esteem, this is the most important thing, the affection that is shared with these great artists, we share the same passion, we have different ages, but we know that music keeps you young, you must never lose the childish part that probably allows you to bring out all your creativity and energy.
SPEAKER= Your audience is an international audience that has been following you for many years because even if you are young you started early, and the POOH audience follows you, loves you, surely you have values together, not only musical but also human.
PIERO= We grew up with healthy values and principles transmitted by our families, I see and perceive that it is something we have in common with POOH but above all also with the public, which is a human and above all faithful public, which has always followed these great artists and we also live it with our audience, because next year we celebrate 15 years of career and for an artist, for a singer, I think it’s the most beautiful reality to have in front of a faithful audience that saw you born, he followed you and never abandoned you.
SPEAKER=FRIENDS FOREVER (it’s the title of a Pooh song) it’s not only a very famous song by the Pooh, and also the name of this tour, it’s also their life motto which I think you follow very well. What does friends forever mean to you?
GIANLUCA= It’s like a marriage, if there is no serenity, if there is no respect, as well as friendship, any relationship fades over time, it crumbles, this is a great teaching from them for us, we take them for example. And we too, in addition to being colleagues, must be friends forever.
PIERO= There’s only one thing I don’t agree with: why did you give Ignazio Dodi’s guitar and only the shirt belongs to me??? 😁😁😁
And now during the concert, only one song, all together: UOMINI SOLI, with this song the Pooh won Sanremo in 1990.
SILVIA= Let’s start this episode with three guys who conquered the world with their talent and their voice… Il Volo 🎶
(applause, Gianluca Piero and Ignazio enter)
Welcome back, how are you? (kisses and hugs). Welcome back to Verissimo! (everyone sits down) How is it going? How are you?
GIANLUCA= Who’s back, again!
SILVIA= Sometimes we have an appointment and we have to meet, it’s good luck!
IGNAZIO= Yes, the only thing that worries me is what comes next.
SYLVIA= That is?
IGNAZIO = Silvia Bond, that thing there. (he refers to the questions Silvia will surely ask about love).
SILVIA= Ah, the one there about love? Of course there will be the question of love, but it’s not time yet. You will be the protagonists of two special evenings, May 27 and June 3 on Canale 5, are you happy?
PIERO= Yes! We are very happy because we got to work and create this event at the Verona Arena, with so many artists. These two event evenings are called ALL FOR ONE, the reason why we decided to name it like this is because we want to show our audience, perhaps to those who have never come to our concerts, our individual personalities, because yes, we are Il Volo, we have been together for 14 years, but each of us has his personal tastes, has his own identity, and then, demonstrating and highlighting these three personalities, we get together and sing together, in the end the goal of the three is always Il Volo.
SILVIA= And are you really all for one, one for all as the musketeers said?
IGNAZIO= Absolutely, because maybe, sometimes you can’t see what’s going on behind, right? So maybe we back each other up, we help each other, we build courage, there are moments during the concert that are sometimes difficult because of the things that happen and maybe we help each other by saying: “The concert isn’t over, let’s move on.”
PIERO= Also because every day is not the same, there are moments of stress and perhaps it is our strength, because over time our relationship has always improved, and there is an incredible understanding. I thank life every day for the gift it has given us, that it has given me, to have met them….. ❤
IGNAZIO= Think how lucky (ironic).
PIERO=….. and it’s an incredible journey.
SILVIA= Wow, but it’s a wonderful declaration of love, of esteem. ❤
IGNAZIO= Mamma mia.
GIANLUCA= This is the declaration of love! (applause) ❤
SILVIA= Do you agree, Gianluca?
GIANLUCA= Yes, and then let’s say that we’ve known each other since we were little, we’ve learned a little to know each other, to manage the moments when we were immature, leaving aside the ego, the presumption, trying to understand each other, it’s a relationship all the effects, so this is much more important, getting along off stage, and then everything comes to itself, that’s the most important thing.
SILVIA= Because you spent all your adolescence we can say, together, you went through it together and it’s a moment….
IGNAZIO= Ah yes, unfortunately yes, I must say (and he laughs) 😁
PIERO= Don’t do the usual…..always the same, it never changes!! 😁
IGNAZIO= I’m kidding, but we lived the most important moment of life together and we shared it, in good times and in bad things and we grew up together, that’s it. (He looks at Piero) What’s up, why are you looking at me like that?
PIERO= Were more, the beautiful things.
IGNAZIO= Yes, but in fact I said good things and also bad things.
SILVIA= But was there a moment when one of you has ever gone to his head, ( si è montato la testa) and you had to tell him to stay calm?
GIANLUCA= But do you know what I believe? It is said that success changes you, when in reality, in my opinion, it is the amplifier of what you already are, because if you have a strong personality, and you have the important values that your family transmits to you, in the end you don’t change, in my opinion. Then you have to manage it with intelligence, with maturity and with responsibility and you have to have the right people around you who then allow you to grow in the best way. But it has never happened between us, I don’t think anyone has ever gone to his head. Then I don’t know what people perceive at home, but we have always tried to be ourselves and to send our message for the love of bel canto.
PIERO= Often one hears: “How humble these guys have remained, what humility”, humility is synonymous with education, because in the end, if you are educated, if you grow up with values, you can’t change much, and perhaps our strength is to be surrounded by people who send us affection every day, and who care above all about our health, our mood, about feeling good about ourselves, and then about the activity we carry out, and therefore we must be grateful to them, for the education they gave us. ❤
SILVIA= What unites you, besides the beautiful voice, singing, profession?
IGNAZIO= I think we are three guys who…. I don’t mean that they are never satisfied….., we are always looking for something, it is as if, despite being aware that we are very lucky, we are not satisfied never, we always try to go further and look for new stimuli. Here, perhaps what we have in common is that we need stimuli in life, enthusiasm, and we are always looking for something that can give it to us.
SILVIA= So, of course I have prepared some gifts for you, the first one is for you, to celebrate these guys: ONE FOR ALL, ALL FOR ONE, let’s look.
( A video starts which summarizes some moments of Il Volo’s career)
VOICE IN VIDEO= There are voices that start from a precise place and reach the whole world with their echo. By writing a story capable of making people fly beyond the boundaries never imagined, Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca have given life to a myth that is marked by a legendary motto, ALL FOR ONE.
GIANLUCA in video= We met when we were children and we grew up together.
VOICE IN VIDEO= Theirs is the story of two tenors and a baritone, who meet to sing in unison.
PIERO in video = We weren’t aware of what we were experiencing, now it’s our job, our daily life.
VOICE IN VIDEO= Walking in the footsteps of the great contemporary and past tenors, they grow by reaping successes and victories.
Music leads them to discover every part of the world, from the United States to South America and Japan.
They sing on the most prestigious stages, in front of the most important personalities, reaching record numbers in the international charts.
IGNAZIO in video= We try to give messages with our music.
VOICE IN VIDEO= Between superstar meetings and events, they maintain the genuine identity of those children who, without knowing it, years ago, were already writing a dream.
And if it is true that by exploding their respective singing potential they have reached dizzying goals, it is in that being THREE that magically becomes ONE, they find the profound meaning of what really matters.
PIERO= I would like to know the operator who made this montage (of the video). What is his name?
IGNAZIO= Yes, the editor….
GIANLUCA= You know what, we have to thank all the people who work. It is true that the singer or all public figures “put their face” in the foreground, certainly, but we must never put ourselves on a pedestal compared to all the people who have a very important job and if we are here it is because behind the scenes, there are people who work for us.
SILVIA= It’s true, let’s applaud all those who allow it. (Applause).
Well, you’ve traveled a lot, I know you’ve also come from a tour you just did in South America, where there are always these fans who are so warm to you.
PIERO= South America is apart, South America is a magical, unique place, they have their own way of welcoming people, we are calm again, because in the end, we travel a lot, we play concerts every day, but in the end stress goes away, because it’s all repaid with the affection you receive every day. Then South America is so big, a huge territory, in the end you do a concert in Mexico City and the next day you have to sing in Santiago de Chile and there’s a 7/8 hour flight. But in the end all the fatigue goes away the moment you step on stage.
SILVIA= But do you remember your first autograph? When people started to recognize you, you were really small.
PIERO= We have to tell this one. Our first autograph (he addresses Ignazio and Gianluca), do you remember the first sign-session, the first autograph signing…..
PIERO= We released the first album, no one knew us….
IGNAZIO= One of the most embarrassing things in history…
SYLVIA= Age? How many years?
PIERO = 15 years.
IGNAZIO= Our first record in Italy.
PIERO= Our first album. Together with the record company, we organized this autograph signing in a bookshop in Rome, and nobody was there, because nobody knew us.
IGNAZIO= So, there were about thirty people inside the shop and we said…a good result, but then there were only 5/6 for the signature, who wanted the autograph.
PIERO= Do you know what we did? There were people who worked for us, they came with the disc and we signed it (to show that someone was signing!!) 😁😁
GIANLUCA= But joking aside, those moments there remind you of how ephemeral success is, because you can really lose it from one moment to the next, if you have that awareness, you continue to surprise yourself and you don’t have that presumption of it “going to your head”, because then you have to remember where you came from, how you started, how we felt when we were children and began to have our first experiences.
SILVIA= Have you ever thought if everything were to end tomorrow what could you do?
IGNAZIO= Absolutely yes.
SILVIA= What would you do?
IGNAZIO= But I don’t worry, I don’t worry, because in any case the important thing is that I am happy, then I am an anomalous case, in the sense that fame is very beautiful, because it leads you to discover new worlds, new people , but personally I am a very homely person, peace of mind, I would be happy even with a quiet job, then I always thank life for the immense opportunity it has given me, but I think that in life you don’t need so much to be happy. So, I would still find my happiness.
PIERO= It depends from which point of view you see things. On a personal level, these little moments, that nice thing we told you just now, makes you understand that the most important thing in life is to last, to stay.
After all, it’s not the one who conquers who wins, but the one who goes on, because in the end, yes, you have brought home a great event, but already when the last song ends, you have to think about what to do tomorrow morning, so the goal it’s about studying every day, renewing oneself, always keeping pace with the times, and I think this is the goal, the purpose of anyone, any professional.
SILVIA= We talked about fans, we went right to the Verona Arena, and look who we met, not only Italian fans, but fans from all over the world come for you. (A beautiful video starts with small interviews with fans made before the concerts)
WOMAN 1= I may be their grandmother, but I’m really a huge fan.
WOMAN 2= They transport me to another world.
WOMAN 3= Thanks to them I can hear better, because I’ve had deafness, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
WOMAN 4 = My mother really liked them, so it’s also a memory of affection, they’re magnificent.
WOMAN 5= Their voices really have a melody that fills the soul.
WOMAN 6= Very good, simple, and when they sing, for me it’s an emotion that I can’t describe.
WOMAN 7= I’m here because they are UNIQUE. Thanks to them I have also found the strength to carry on and I will accompany them at the top of my lungs.
MAN= For me they represent Italian music.
WOMAN 8= They helped me especially in a very dark period of my life, in fact I also got a tattoo dedicated to them (she tattooed: music that remains) which I really care a lot about.
WOMAN 9= I like to sing, and so they inspired me a little, let’s say.
WOMAN 10= I adore them and then when they won Sanremo with GRANDE AMORE, I was expecting my second child and it was beautiful.
WOMAN 11= I really like that song A CHI ME DICE (TO THOSE WHO TELL ME), it reaches the heart with all the words, to the person you love.
WOMAN 12= 50 years of marriage, and we celebrate them here on this splendid evening with the guys from Il Volo.
WOMAN 13= Hello Gianluca, I love you!
WOMAN 14= You are great.
WOMAN 15= I came from Bari for you.
MAN 2= Me from Caserta.
WOMAN 15= I’m proud to be Italian, even for them.
WOMAN 16= What I carry in my heart, which is also the title of your book, is you. I love you.
WOMAN 17= I’m French, hello to Il Volo.
WOMAN 18= I come from Mexico, I discovered them in 2009 and I will always be with you, I love you.
WOMAN 19= Greetings from Germany and we are looking forward to an amazing concert tonight.
WOMAN 20= I carry incredible emotions with me, and from the bottom of my heart, thank you, thank you, and thank you again.
WOMAN 21= Goosebumps, fantastic.
WOMAN 22= I’m from Germany, your music really helped me through these difficult times, so thank you very much.
WOMAN 23= I come from Brazil to see Il Volo. Brazil loves Il Volo and I love them too and I love Italy. (applause)
SILVIA= Wow, I got goosebumps!!
GIANLUCA= You know that sometimes I think there is always a reason. The incredible thing is seeing the affection of people of all ages, you know I still remember when we sang together in 2009, I remember people were surprised to see three children who had adult voices, it was the first time that three kids that age sang lyrical pop, so the hardest thing was to that of maintaining such a varied audience over the years, of all ages, and who after 14 years continue to come to our concerts and show us their affection.
SILVIA= And then it really struck me when two or three people said that you helped them in difficult moments, it’s a responsibility and I also think, a beautiful thing for you.
PIERO= It’s also the strength of the music. Music, both for those who listen to it and for those who interpret it, has incredible power. For us, I personally think singing is the only way to express my joy, so I feel like an extremely happy person, I really don’t know how to describe this and luckily they (Ignazio and Gianluca), on stage, can understand what I feel at that moment, because describing the feeling that music gives you, that it gives you when you receive an applause, it is impossible to describe that emotion.
SILVIA= How many times have you been moved while you sang?
PIERO= Often, lately often.
IGNAZIO= But also in the Arena, it happens. There are times when, personally speaking, it’s like I teleport to another world. It’s bad to say, in the sense, there are ten thousand people in front of the Arena, but it’s as if nobody were there.
SILVIA= Because you are with yourself.
IGNAZIO= It’s strange, yes, it’s a very strange feeling. When they ask you: “But how can you sing in front of all those people?” Sometimes you don’t see them, because it’s a strange connection that only those who experience it can understand. It’s really hard to explain.
SILVIA= However on May 27th and June 3rd, there will also be many other artists with you….
PIERO= We have seen some pictures….
SILVIA= We have framed the Pooh (an Italian group), but we have images of some artists who will be with you. Watch!
(A video starts and we see various artists who will sing with Il Volo during the two evenings. It is obviously raining and Gianluca says: We won’t stop even with the rain).
SILVIA= Nothing stops you! How nice, so many friends, so many artists came on stage for these two beautiful evenings…
GIANLUCA= It’s almost new, let’s say. We are always consistent with what we have done in the last 14 years, however it is the first time that we perform with singers like Madame, like Annalisa, like Francesca Michielin (all three are young Italian female singers, very popular with the very young), and then with the Poohs, Antonello Venditti and many others, it was nice to try to vary, even with different musical styles, to show a part of us that perhaps no one knows yet.
SILVIA = It will be a wonderful thing, I’m sure. (applause)
PIERO= The most beautiful part of this profession, of these events, is trying to enjoy the journey, from when an idea is born, to the moment in which you manage to realize it, clearly with the people you work with, with the means you use part, and fortunately we have a team behind us of people who believe in us.
I want to say that this idea, not by chance, was born to our manager Michele Torpedine, he always has this stroke of genius, he always manages to amaze us with ideas, he comes to the table with some cards and says: “Guys, I have this idea, what do you think?”, and in the end, we always deliver on these great ideas.
IGNAZIO= Yes, and then if you think about it…..
PIERO= I was finishing the speech!
PIERO= …… so to get to the events of May 27th and June 3rd, I will personally duet….. every evening each of us will do two duets each, so every evening I decided to do a duet related to music classical, with a singer, an artist who is part of the world of opera, and then, on the contrary, the musical genre very distant from classical music, in fact we have seen (in the video) Gianna Nannini will be Mario Biondi, therefore the experiments that arise with particular ideas, which music allows you.
SILVIA= Superb! So, are you ready?
PIERO= But is there that BOND thing?
SILVIA= No, because you just have to talk this time.
PIERO= Ah, okay!
SILVIA= Yes, my dears, are you ready to talk about love?
IGNAZIO= I couldn’t wait!
SILVIA= I knew it, and in fact I start with you, my dear! How is it going?
PIERO= You have to talk, so start…
IGNAZIO= There are no videos??
SILVIA= How are you? The Beatles had Yoko Ono, in short …. who is here for you?
IGNAZIO= There is no one today!
SILVIA= That’s not true!
IGNAZIO= I swear!
SILVIA= Isn’t anyone there?
IGNAZIO= There is no one.
GIANLUCA= Well, you know, Brazil is far away.
SILVIA= Are we still stuck in Brazil?
IGNAZIO= No, Brazil is finished.
SILVIA= Is it finished?
GIANLUCA= It’s far, far away.
IGNAZIO= Now I’m moving to other continents (jokes). No, no, it’s just…… Piero, so Piero, my dear Piero, how are you doing? Everything OK? (he tries to change the subject)
PIERO= If Brazil is far away, mine is in New Zealand (he jokes that there is no one for him too)
SILVIA= Ah, your New Zealand?
PIERO= No, no, zero!!
IGNAZIO= It’s that things have a beginning and an end, we know when they begin, we don’t know when they end, and it’s over, that’s it.
PIERO= So, to avoid, we don’t start.
IGNAZIO= We can go on, please because then I feel…..
SILVIA= So the only one engaged is you (to Gianluca).
GIANLUCA= Mine is nearby, it’s in Rome, so…..
IGNAZIO= He is with the same girl!!
SILVIA= All these years?
GIANLUCA= But I told you last time, do you remember, that I made you a promise…
SILVIA= And we’re still here guys, chapeau (French exclamation to say: hats off, that is, to compliment. Applause.)
IGNAZIO= I must say…. that I too was amazed.
PIERO= I see then, he also has an engagement ring, you see how beautiful, how sober. (He refers, jokingly, to the eye-catching snake ring that Gianluca wears, and that he also wore on the evening of the concert).
SILVIA= So you’re getting married?
GIANLUCA= No, no, it’s a snake, but no, he plays stupid, (laughs), no, it’s still early, damn it, no.
SILVIA= That’s right!
IGNAZIO= You are thirty years old! When do you want to start a family?
GIANLUCA= We’ll see, we’ll see, then over time it changes, but…..
IGNAZIO= I would have become a father at the age of 25, I would have loved it.
GIANLUCA= I’m still a son, I’m still a son to be a father, so I still have to wait a little longer.
PIERO= Your son is born in heels (he keeps joking about Gianluca because he wears high-heeled shoes. Piero and Ignazio laugh)
SILVIA= Why does he say this?
GIANLUCA= Because they make fun of me because I have stilts now (he shows the boots with high heels), you understand, I’m a rocker, I want to be a rocker.
IGNAZIO= It’s not that you’re a rocker, it’s that you’re short!! You’re short, so wear heels!
SILVIA= Don’t do body shaming to Gianluca.
IGNAZIO= No, no!!
GIANLUCA= But I’m not touchy anyway, so it’s fine!
SILVIA= Well, let’s remember the important things, May 27th, June 3rd, from the Verona Arena, Il Volo ALL FOR ONE. What to say, thank you!
PIERO= We only want to say one very important thing, we thank this network (Canale 5) for having believed in us, and for all the support we receive every day.
GIANLUCA= It’s just the beginning….of a long series.
SILVIA= It’s just the beginning of a very long series, thanks to Gianluca, thanks to Ignazio, thanks to Piero! The flight!! (Kisses hugs, to Piero Silvia she says “see you next time” to Ignazio she says “be good” and he replies “I’m always good”, unfortunately you can’t hear what he says to Gianluca).
I would say that it was a really pleasant interview. It’s almost time and we’ll see the two concerts recorded in the Arena.
Piero Ignazio and Gianluca were relaxed and serene, Silvia knows how to put them at ease. Ignazio and Piero, as usual, joke about poor Gianluca for his heels, but what about Ignazio’s and Piero’s shoes? Really unwatchable, and let’s not talk about Ignazio’s pants, too wide and long and Piero’s too short!!! These guys make me die laughing, but the words they say, are always beautiful and sensible, and mature and always grateful to others!!
And these days, the promo warning of the two events is on the air on Canale 5, here it is.
Furthermore, Il Volo has recently announced 3 concerts in Milan in September.
!! ATTENTION !!
Unfortunately there are many fake profiles, which creep into the fans’ comments, posing as Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio and also asking for money. I remind everyone that they never respond personally to fans and only have three instagram profiles certified by the blue check, so be wary of fake profiles. Torpedine also made a post about this.
That’s all for now, waiting to see the first event on May 27th, I await all your comments on the Verissimo interview.
I want to close with the beautiful words of our friend from Colombia. Only you, Adriana Luz can find such beautiful words, thank you!!
They fill the spaces of the heart, they are incredible, they inspire so many feelings and beautiful emotions, that one cannot explain how it is possible that all three reflect so much talent, so much love, so much Voice.
Each one shines without dulling the other two, each one is different, without resembling the other two.
However, by bringing together each of her voices, each of her talents, each one shines.
Together they highlight their personalities much more, forming a perfect amalgam of vocal harmony and soul.
Example of delivery, example of maturity, example of tolerance.
They are unique, special and charming.
Admiration, affection and respect from Colombia.
SILVIA = They are the bearers of Italian music in the world, Piero, Ignazio, Gianluca, or Il Volo!! (enter Il Volo)
GIAN = Can I hug you?
SILVIA = Yes, welcome back.
IGNAZIO = How are you?
SILVIA = Fine and you? Hi Piero, how are you? Welcome back, Il Volo, how elegant you are. (everyone sits down)
GIAN = We have the same trousers, look! (Silvia and Gian are wearing wide-legged trousers, which are fashionable).
SILVIA = Yes.
IGNAZIO = Because he wanted to pay homage to the “CUGINI DI CAMPAGNA”. (It’s an Italian musical group from the 70s who always wore wide-leggedtrousers)
SILVIA = You are all in gray clothes.
GIAN = Today yes, but we are not gray (he means temperamentally and morally)
SILVIA = No, you all are full of passion, you are red inside.
GIAN = Red like you (she is dressed in red).
IGNAZIO = Today, when I tried it on (the suit) I thought it was beige, instead they told me it’s grey.
GIAN = You’re fine, you’re fine.
IGNAZIO = I have become colorblind.
GIAN = (turning to Ignazio) I see you in great shape, as always.
SILVIA = How are you guys? Welcome back to Verissimo.
PIERO = We met a year ago.
SILVIA = Exactly one year ago.
PIERO = A year ago things were a bit different, the concerts still didn’t take place, but finally we’re back on tour, we’re back singing on stage, to meet our audience again who have been supporting us for thirteen years now with their affection, with their love.
SILVIA = But there is another trip, which you will have to make, which you will make very soon, I know you have already been there for the rehearsals, because on December 24th, there is a wonderful event that sees you as protagonists in Jerusalem: IL Volo Natale in Jerusalem, and will be broadcast on Canale 5.
PIERO = Yes.
SILVIA = Well, Jerusalem is a symbolic city, I imagine also exciting for you.
GIAN = A city where all religions, cultures, languages really meet, visiting it is truly a unique experience, but for everyone, at all ages. Experiencing it at a young age maybe helps you really understand the difference of how humans are really different, anywhere in the world, how they really dedicate their lives to spirituality. It is truly a unique place and for us, living it has been a mystical, spiritual experience that has taught us new things.
A truly unique thing, even Jerusalem, Bethlehem, are places of great inspiration.
PIERO = We try to keep the Italians company on this special day, Christmas is a special day for everyone, and so we try to keep everyone company.
SILVIA = And even more on Christmas Eve, because it’s the wait for Christmas…Ignazio, did you wait for Santa Claus when you were little?
IGNAZIO = No, I was waiting for dinner more. (laughter and applause)
SILVIA = How to ruin a poem!!
GIAN = Exactly, like ruining a poem…..
IGNAZIO = No, I’ve always liked gifts, but full plates even more.
SILVIA = Those even more, anyway, obviously to celebrate your return, I prepared some little gifts and I didn’t make a gift for everyone but a gift for each one of you.
GIAN = Indeed!!
PIERO = Ohhh
SILVIA = I’ll start with Gianluca. (a video dedicated to Gianluca starts)
Gianluca’s voice in the video: It all started as children. I remember the first moments we didn’t know how to deal with the cameras.
In ten years life has changed us in an incredible way.
We are proud to be the only young people to bring this style of music anyway, because it all started with the great Luciano Pavarotti, the three tenors, Andrea Bocelli, so we try to follow in their footsteps.
Affections are often neglected, if at a young age we have this awareness, it allows us to live the moments more intensely, especially with the family, where everything started from there. A mother, a brother, a father, a grandfather, will always be waiting for you, even if you are away for months.
I must say that I have a wonderful relationship with my grandfather Ernesto, and one of the most indelible memories, in 2012 grandfather came to New York and saw me sing with Barbra Streisand.
I always carry my past with me.
Reflect when you wake up each morning in different cities or even in different countries.
I see the people at concerts who are there, they are there for me, for us. (applause)
GIAN = A nice present, thank you.
SILVIA = You were a child.
GIAN = Well, little has changed, and then now they make fun of me (Ignazio and Piero) because I removed my beard and let my hair grow like when I was a child.
SILVIA = (addressing Piero and Ignazio) What are you two doing?
GIAN = Have you seen they always do this when I talk, they talk to each other, it’s not easy for me….
PIERO = (he and Ignazio are teasing Gianluca good-naturedly) The camera is over there. (they do this to say that Gianluca is always looking for the camera)
GIAN = See how they make fun of me??
SILVIA = They are imitating you….
GIAN = They imitate me.
IGNAZIO = But he was like that….
SILVIA = Was he like that when he was little?
IGNAZIO = It was impressive, the first few times, when a photographer, or a camera followed us, when turned on the camera…. (Ignazio suddenly turns his face and strikes a pose like Gianluca did).
GIAN = Then I understood why I did it.
SYLVIA = Why?
GIAN = Because when one is insecure, he needs confirmation. I also have to acknowledge, with hindsight, that looking at me as a child, I feel a certain tenderness, because in any case seeing how we grew up together, how we faced life, recognizing one’s limits, or trying to overcome them, trying to be the best version of themselves. But I’ve always remained a bit narcissistic, oh well but it’s normal (he turns to Piero and Ignazio who exchange knowing glances to confirm), but you always make fun of me for this.
PIERO = But these are our characteristics, we have three completely different personalities and perhaps it is also our strength.
SILVIA = Do you know that Gianluca studies acting? True?
GIAN = I had a very nice experience with some guys, also to try to have a little more control on stage, I was a bit stiff, I’ve always been.
IGNAZIO = Now it’s more flexible…..
GIAN = No, but really…..
IGNAZIO = Especially when he dances he is less rigid…. (he makes fun of Gian because he doesn’t know how to dance)
GIAN = I don’t know how to dance for example…
SILVIA = Can’t you dance?
GIAN = But acting is a passion that I love to cultivate, you never know, in life….
SILVIA = So maybe you would also like to act one day?
GIAN = Why not, why not.
SILVIA = What do your colleagues think?
IGNAZIO = Never limit yourself in life, because the greatest limitation of ourselves is ourselves.
SILVIA = Ah, you see?
IGNAZIO = Why limit yourself?
PIERO = But where did this sentence come from?
IGNAZIO = From my pearls of wisdom (applause)
SILVIA = Then it’s your turn (Ignazio).
IGNAZIO = To me?
SILVIA = Are you ready? It’s up to you.
IGNAZIO = Yes.
SILVIA = You too grew up with them, you too.
IGNAZIO = Oh yes.
SILVIA = In short, you shared beautiful moments, less beautiful moments, with your working family, we can say.
IGNAZIO = Absolutely.
SILVIA = Are you ready?
IGNAZIO = Yes, let’s see! I’m a little worried…..
Ignazio’s voice in the video = As a little boy every day I made my mother scream, I came from school, I ate, if I had homework I did it, when I did it, and I went behind my house because we built huts. Everything was better.
Our life is divided like a sheet divided in half: Ignazio in his life with Il Volo, and Ignazio in his private life.
Two parallel lives.
But thanks also to our parents, we always manage to keep simplicity in both lives.
Your Love is a song that means a lot to us, because we performed in Sanremo three days after my father’s death and it means a lot to me. I haven’t lost my father, my father is always with me, well, I like to think like this.
Many ask us: “But aren’t you afraid, afraid of the public?”, it’s all adrenaline. There have been many difficult moments in our career, it has never been all sunshine and roses.
It’s also nice to experience things with a little ingenuity. (applause)
IGNAZIO = When I was thin.
PIERO = What subject Ignazio.
SILVIA = Oh yes. Well I have to say that reviewing that performance (Your Love) with them by your side, I got goosebumps.
IGNAZIO = It had a bit of an effect on me too, I haven’t seen it for a while, I’ve really never seen it, it’s the first time, but yes, it has an effect.
SILVIA = There your friends really gathered around you.
IGNAZIO = I’ll tell you the truth, I’m one of those people who thinks that the people closest to you are not seen in times of need, but in times of happiness, because anyway in times of need, anyone can come there and give you a hand out of tenderness, pity, anything. It is in difficult moments that it is more difficult to rejoice for a friend.
SILVIA = And you call yourself Libra, because you are from Libra by zodiac sign, but spongy, what does that mean?
IGNAZIO = But then you’ve read the book, eh!!
Spongy Libra, it’s all those people who, like me, absorb all the energies, negative, positive, whatever, and we keep everything inside, so as not to explode, to seek balance in our lives, but above all in that of others. However I am a person who likes to see happy people, I would do anything to see happy people, neglecting my happiness, more often than not. So, spongy Libra because we always try to make others happy and never think about ourselves.
SILVIA = And you don’t even vent with them, with Piero or Gianluca?
IGNAZIO = Not much.
SILVIA = Do you keep everything inside?
IGNAZIO = Absolutely.
SILVIA = But at a certain point you have to tell….
IGNAZIO = Yes, but that’s exactly the flaw, I like being a spongy Libra, but then the flaw is just that, I get to a point…..
SILVIA = (turning to Piero) And you don’t try to make him talk?
PIERO = This is one of his positive characteristics, for the group, because you know, sometimes not everything can be said, not everything one thinks. However, perhaps he stays silent for a long time and then tells you everything to your face, but the beautiful thing about Ignazio is that he tells you the truth, and you know that when he speaks he is telling the truth, and that is what perhaps at the beginning gives what shock to the group, which surprises you a little, but makes you think, because if he says so, it means that it’s all true.
IGNAZIO = For example, I’ll tell you an anecdote.
SYLVIA = Go!
IGNAZIO = I’ve never told it, it’s a scoop.
SILVIA = A scoop!
IGNAZIO = A few years ago…..(Piero touches his leg and Ignazio asks him: ) “What happened?”
PIERO = Stay….. (and imitates Ignazio with his legs spread)
IGNAZIO = I’m comfortable…..so what, excuse me (and he sits down with his legs together, and then crossed).
PIERO = Well done.
IGNAZIO = Is it okay?
PIERO = Very good.
IGNAZIO = A few years ago, it was a period in my life where I was detached from work, I have to tell the truth, I don’t know it was a moment like this, and every now and then they would throw sentences at me:
“You are never there”, “You are always away”, “You are never with us”, “You are always at home”, “You go out with others and not with us”…..and in a meeting I said: “The real reason why I’m not with you is because I don’t feel well, I can’t be with you”.
Since that day, our relationship has changed.
SILVIA= How nice, you had great courage. (applause)
IGNAZIO = (addressing Piero), Do you remember, in Bologna? (Piero nods)
SILVIA = You reacted!
IGNAZIO = They were disappointed.
PIERO = In the end you reflect on the words, you always try to understand the person, his reaction, a word spoken, but in the end he was right, because maybe he needed to be with himself for a while, he didn’t go out with us because he needed to reflect, but like everyone else, you know we go to dinner, we go out when we stay in hotels on the other side of the world we stay together, he was always in the bedroom, always in the bedroom, the first time we invite him , the second also, the third you start to leave him on his own. This thing lasted a couple of months.
IGNAZIO = Yes, yes.
PIERO = Then we tried to deal with this thing, because you know, in the end, the three of us respect our private life very much, but the truth is that we have fun when we are all three together, even off stage, and we didn’t feel like not having him anymore with us, maybe he stayed too much time alone in the bedroom, so we faced this discussion, he had the courage to tell us what was wrong, maybe certain aspects of our character that he didn’t digest…..
IGNAZIO = That is, prejudices, judgments, those things there.
PIERO = And then…..
IGNAZIO = In the end, between friends, it’s the beauty of being friends, the word friends, it’s a bit like in a relationship you say the word I LOVE YOU, you can say, but the true meaning of I love you, it has a great meaning and giving a value to the word FRIEND must be as much as I LOVE YOU. Being friends also means this, being transparent, telling each other everything, how things stand. (applause)
SILVIA = Gianluca do you remember that moment?
GIAN = Yes, but then we know each other so well that we really need not to have any kind of judgement.
SILVIA = Having the freedom to be yourself, because being together for so long, work is fine, but then one feels limited, right? I imagine!
IGNAZIO= Sure, that was the straw that broke the camel’s back, because we have to feel good together.
SILVIA = And are you all right now?
PIERO = Very well.
IGNAZIO = Unfortunately yes!! (applause)
SILVIA = Your time has come (she turns to Piero) are you ready to see you again as a little boy?
PIERO= Go, go, I’m very ready.
SILVIA= Let’s go back in time and this is our gift to you. (applause)
Piero’s voice in the video: My grandfather Pietro discovered my voice.
“Piero’s grandfather= There was something true, I felt that slowly something had to happen.”
My father never stopped believing in me, I used to sing on the bonnet of cars in the workshop, and you would see this short child, only 1.40m tall, singing, and all the neighbors would look out to listen. Love is a particular theme, but it is such a strong feeling that it must be protected. I see a good future with a family and children, in my opinion that is the reason for living.
I think the highlight of our career was when we sang in front of Pope Francis in Panama.
Our luck … in the midst of so many people, sometimes you feel alone …. but I think that in 10 years something like this has never happened. (applause)
IGNAZIO = (he turns to Piero) But you are the only miracle in the world without cosmetic surgery.
PIERO = Why?
IGNAZIO = Because you’ve become a handsome boy without surgery. (laughs)
SILVIA = It’s true, but he’s always been handsome.
IGNAZIO = No, it wasn’t always nice.
SYLVIA = Why?
IGNAZIO = No, come on, when we started he wasn’t handsome, now he’s a handsome boy.
PIERO = That is, do you understand who I have to stay with? (he means that Ignazio is making fun of him)
IGNAZIO = (he points to a photo of Piero) Look at that handsome boy.
SILVIA = With a beard….
PIERO = He (Ignazio) is making fun of me.
IGNAZIO = I’m not kidding you, I’m being honest.
PIERO = I still have to understand when he’s serious.
SILVIA = Yes, me too, I still have to understand.
SILVIA = Are you serious or are you joking?
IGNAZIO = I’m serious.
SILVIA = You are serious!
PIERO = Thank you, we are approaching Christmas and you have become better!
IGNAZIO = No, no, I’ve never told you, but it’s true, you’ve become a handsome boy.
PIERO = Thanks, if you tell me I believe it.
SILVIA = Well done Ignazio!!
IGNAZIO = I’m sincere!
SILVIA = Indeed! (applause)
SILVIA = (she turns to Piero) So, how much did you grow up too, together you trod the most important stages in the world, maybe you never see your videos again, but seeing you, seeing how you grew up, what effect does it have on you?
PIERO = In the video they are images from when we were 15/16 years old, you notice the difference, not only physical, but there is that maturity that only comes with time, with the experiences you live.
This is also the reason why we decided to do this concert in Jerusalem, let’s hope everything goes well, we have just returned from the inspection, an incredible place, (he then turns to the audience) I’ll see you on December 24th on Canale 5.
SILVIA = Bravo, on Christmas Eve! (applause)
PIERO = I was saying that we have decided to sing, to do an event in Jerusalem now, at the age of 28/29, because we are aware that you can only undertake such a profound and important journey if there is that extra maturity, which of course a little boy 14/15 years old cannot have, and therefore we also hope to convey these strong emotions that we experienced in this pre-trip and that we will experience on December 24th.
SILVIA = Well, we talked about you, we talked about Jerusalem, and now let’s talk about LOVE.
IGNAZIO = (ironic) I couldn’t wait.
PIERO = Excuse me, but is Silvia Bond still there? (Silvia in spy version for love topic)
SILVIA = Yes, there’s Silvia Bond, because last time all you made some important statements to me, (she repeats a sentence in Portuguese said by Ignazio) for example, promises, question marks, look, because now it’s time for truth.
(Start a video of some pieces from the previous broadcast where Silvia had asked about their love life and I summarize their answers:
GIAN = I’m engaged and in love, I’m happy and my girlfriend has my mother’s name, Piero intervenes to say to wait for the next interview with Verissimo to confirm, because Gianluca often changes girlfriends.
Then Piero states that for now he is fine on his own .
Ignazio says that he met a girl from Brazil through the web, he went to meet her and now they are in love and he is happy and would like to be a young father.)
IGNAZIO = (he turns to Silvia) But, won’t they fire you 007?? (he is paraphrasing a James Bond film)
SILVIA = Where do I start? Voluntary question!
IGNAZIO = Go to Piero, start with him.
SILVIA = So Piero was single right? I read stories, but I don’t know anything (because Italian newspapers write about so many absurd love stories).
PIERO = Better to change the subject. No, as you left me, you find me. (he means that nothing has changed)
SILVIA = Ok, you’re alone, always alone with them (Ignazio and Gianluca).
PIERO = I’m resigned and it will be like this for all the episodes of Verissimo….
SILVIA = But have you had acquaintances this year or just peace of sense?
PIERO = Maybe we concentrated a little too much on work.
SILVIA = Ok, just work….is that right, Ignazio?
IGNAZIO = Yes, he (Piero) will soon be giving his vows (to enter the convent, Ignazio is the usual joker)
SILVIA = It smells of sanctity.
IGNAZIO = The trip to the Holy Land has served and will also serve for this.
SILVIA = And what about you? (she turns to Ignazio but he avoids the topic)
IGNAZIO = Gianluca, so you?
GIAN = No, Ignazio is your turn.
SILVIA = Ignazio we stayed with Ana Paula, from Brazil, a beautiful, blonde girl…..
IGNAZIO = Let’s go on……yes, because it’s complicated……
SILVIA= The distance?
IGNAZIO = Eh, yes.
PIERO = But there is a positive aspect of this relationship.
IGNAZIO = I learned Portuguese.
PIERO = He learned to speak Portuguese and now we don’t do all the interviews in Brazil with the simultaneous translator, but with Ignazio.
SILVIA = Wow, see?
IGNAZIO = Yes, but it’s difficult, complicated.
SILVIA = It’s over.
IGNAZIO = Yes, yes, but for a while already, for a few months already, since June, that’s life, things have a beginning and we don’t know when the end is, when it arrives, it depends how it arrives…. …. do we go further?
SILVIA = See…..
GIAN = Curious, Silvia is curious.
SILVIA = No, I want to know, indeed the public wants to know… and you? Dear Gianluca?
GIAN = It’s a dual relationship, we are one person. I told you I wouldn’t change.
IGNAZIO = Wait, it hasn’t been two years yet (because Il Volo was invited to Verissimo every two years, instead it’s only been a year since last time)
Usually he has a two-year contract.
SILVIA = But I understand, are you still with Eleonora?
PIERO = Yes, the surname is still the same!
GIAN = Have you seen how they do it? When I speak they jump on me.
IGNAZIO = If I jump on you, you’ll hear me more.
SILVIA = So you kept your promise, if we can say so.
GIAN = Yes, I told you!
SILVIA = Did you do it for us?
GIAN = Of course (he laughs)
PIERO = In fact in the wedding ring there will be written for Silvia (laughter)
SILVIA = Are you happy? Are you OK?
GIAN = Yes, I’m fine, because it’s not easy being around (on tour) and being in love, especially in an age where you often live in freedom, for a series of things, but I’m fine, as I said before, it’s a dual relationship, we are one person, we are similar, really, as if she were my female version and vice versa, in short.
SILVIA = Let’s go ahead and talk about music.
IGNAZIO = Please, are you coming to our concert?
SILVIA = Of course I’ll come to your concerts. So let’s remember on the 24th there’s Christmas in Jerusalem broadcast on Canale 5, then there are three other concert dates.
PIERO = Yes, the day after tomorrow we leave for Brazil, then we will return to Italy for the concerts in Turin on December 15th, Milan on the 17th and in Rome on the 23rd.
SILVIA = And since you never stop, there’s also a new single.
PIERO = Yes, Happy Christmas.
SILVIA = Happy Christmas which is a song by John Lennon which is a beautiful song, a beautiful hymn.
IGNAZIO = Many know it as War is Over.
SYLVIA = Yes
PIERO = Written in 1971 during the war in Vietnam and unfortunately still today…..
IGNAZIO = is current unfortunately.
PIERO =….. let’s keep talking about this sad topic. And with this song, with Happy Christmas and with Christmas, we try to continue giving life to this message, which is an eternal hymn to PEACE. (applause)
SILVIA = And let’s listen to it, are you ready? Il Volo with Happy Christmas War is Over. Thank you.
(starts the song)
SILVIA = Thank you!
IGNAZIO = Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays.
SILVIA = Merry Christmas
GIAN = Happy holidays to all.
SILVIA = Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, see you on December 24th, Christmas Eve, with these three really extraordinary guys.
I+P+G= Thank you, thank you all, happy holidays to all.
To all of you at Flight Crew, our warmest wishes for a merry Christmas full of joy, from all the staff:
We understood why Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero chose the name Il Volo, (The Flight) because they are always traveling by plane, they move here and there, from one continent to another, who knows how many hours of travel they will have accumulated, really a lot.
And in fact, the photo posted on Instagram by Gianluca tells us that they are flying to Brazil.
But what are they going to do in Brazil? There has been talk of a private event, but surely they also participated in a TV show: São Paulo with Patricia Poeta where they promoted the new dates of the 2023 South American tour.
In the first video, Patricia presents Il Volo and they perform a song from Il Mondo a capella.
In this second video, Patricia tells the story of Il Volo, how they met in a talent show, she says they are two tenors and a baritone and they sing pop-opera.
It is almost always Ignazio who replies in Portuguese, he says that it is a great responsibility for them to sing their musical genre because they want to make it known to the new generations who may not know it, and Ignazio explains that they try not to lose the music of the tradition that is part of Italian culture.
Patricia compliments Ignazio who speaks Portuguese.
Gianluca greets Paula Fernandes, with whom they recorded GRANDE AMORE, then they talk about the 4 tour dates that will be done in Brazil in 2023 and at the end they sing GRANDE AMORE.
In this video Il Volo and Paula Fernandes :GRANDE AMORE.
And here are the four dates announced during the show:
March 8 and 9 – Sao Paulo
March 11 – Rio De Janeiro
March 17 – Porte Alegre
March 18 – Curitiba
A couple of photos taken in Brazil.
In the meantime, the dates of the book signing events have been confirmed here in Italy, here they are:
A book to read and listen… with the heart 🎵
🚀 The guys from Il Volo meet the fans for the presentation of the book “Il Volo. What I Carry in my Heart”, published by #RaiLibri
⏰ December 14 Feltrinelli Turin, Piazza CLN, 5.30 pm, Turin ⏰ 16 December Mondadori Megastore, 5.30 pm, Milan ⏰ 21 December Librerie.coop, 7.30 pm, Bologna ⏰ December 22 New Europe Library I Granai, 5 pm, Rome
………..and I will be in Milan!!!!☺☺☺
In addition, this nice and fun interview has been published which I translate for you.
Il Volo: Our selfies with Lady Gaga. Sharon Stone a true friend. The fans who try? Many
Who is it of the three who said “Hello!” to the Pope? Name out.
Piero:Who do you think did it? Huh?”
Gianluca:Okay, I confess it. But in 2014 I had just come of age, emotion betrayed me. However, His Holiness answered me “Hello”, as if nothing had happened. At the third meeting, in Panama, in 2019, I even asked him for a photo together. Done”.
Piero:I swear that in a few years I will write a book about our embarrassing moments .There are also those who, at the hearing in St. Peter’s Square, fell asleep behind sunglasses, next to Lewis Hamilton… right Ignazio?
Ignazio:“I woke up at 3 and a half in the morning to arrive in Rome at 7, I was destroyed, and my eyelids closed.”
A chat for four voices with Piero Barone (29), Ignazio Boschetto (28) and Gianluca Ginoble (27), or the three tenors (better, two tenors and a baritone) of Il Volo, a group born in 2009 in a talent show for children (Ti Lascio una canzone ). After that, with a victory at Sanremo 2015 in his curriculum vitae — adored or snubbed, with no middle ground — quickly enrolled in the “international star” category with guaranteed sold outs, in perpetual travel around the world: only in the last few months a frenetic tour between Canada, USA, Japan and Australia. To close with a trio of Italian dates (December 15th in Turin, 17th in Milan, 23rd in Rome) and with the Christmas concert from Jerusalem (Magical place), on the 24th in prime time on Canale 5.
On your phone you have a barrage of selfies with Lady Gaga.
Piero:Here we are, see? It must have happened five years ago, in the kitchens of a hotel in Washington.
And how did you end up in the kitchen?
Piero:There was a charity event with the Italian-American community. Outside people were going crazy, to be safe we hid in there with her. Gianluca and I, because Ignazio was sleeping as usual. Lady Gaga was very nice.”
And you’re very, very good friends with…
Piero: The great Placido Domingo, just met in New York. We always keep in touch with Laura Pausini.
Ignazio:And Sharon Stone. We met her in Montecarlo, we feel it all the time.
And one day in 2012, at the hair salon on Canyon Drive, Los Angeles…
Piero:We were on tour with Barbra Streisand. While they fixed my hair, I made conversation with a beautiful lady next to me. “You know, we sing at the Hollywood Bowl tomorrow.” “Congratulations, you are very good”. The hairdresser leaned over and whispered in my ear: “You know who it is, don’t you? Did you recognize her? It’s Priscilla Presley!” I returned the compliments immediately. And we invited her to the concert. From that moment, whenever she can, Priscilla comes to listen to us, a great friendship was born.
Do you like Elvis?
Piero: What questions: yessss.
Quick self-portrait of you as a child.
Piero: Very lively, too good, I hated solfeggio (voice practice) but now I thank those lessons. I deafened my brother who was trying to study.
Ignazio: I sang pretending that the curtain knob was a microphone.
Gianluca: At the age of 10 I was already asking myself existential questions. Who I am? Why was I born? What meaning will my life have? I found an answer to the latter: the meaning was given to him by music.
Three teenagers who meet overnight in America, under contract with Universal Music. Imagine if you had disliked each other.
Piero: Ignazio and I bonded immediately, between Sicilians. Then with Gianluca, it came naturally.
Gianluca:Everything went very fast, we didn’t even realize it so much. On the plane to Miami I looked out the window and I couldn’t believe it, total euphoria”.
Ignazio:The next day I had them take me to Mel’s Diner for an American breakfast.
Piero: I lived two parallel lives. There the parties with Beyoncé and Quincy Jones. Back in Italy, I didn’t tell anyone anything, for fear of sounding crazy, but I was terrified it would end.
In 2013 sold out Radio City Music Hall.
Ignazio: Only a year and a half before, standing in front of the entrance to the theatre, we dreamed, one day, of going up on that stage.
Gianluca: The important thing is to always go forward, to keep up with the times, otherwise it’s easy to end up like Nikka Costa. (famous child singer which was never heard from again)
Victory in Sanremo with “Grande Amore”.
Gianluca: Until then we were only well known abroad, not here in Italy, difficult to accept. It was the perfect opportunity, the revenge of bel canto which hadn’t had success at the Festival since the days of Bocelli.
Piero: An absolute joy. In Catania, many were waiting for me with placards, it was a beautiful party. Going home every now and then helps me find balance, makes me feel like the most normal person on the planet. In the summer I always go fishing with my friend Enzo, we go out by boat at five in the morning, I love to see the sunrise. Last time I caught a 5 kilo sea bass.
The Volovers, i.e. your wildest admirers, how far of madness have they reached?
Gianluca: There is someone who tattoos our names and surnames on his skin. Who follows us in every stage of the tour around the world. And who is waiting for us at home for hours.
Piero: One day, in the gym in Phoenix, I was running on the treadmill. Next to me was a girl who was training. Half past seven in the morning, I was still sleepy. Suddenly I focus on an inscription on her ankle. “It looks just like my autograph.” It was,” (if I’m not mistaken he’s talking about Marie)
Do they try?
Ignazio: “Avoglia…. (certainly..).” Who of the three hooks up the most?
Gianluca: We can’t say it ourselves.
Do they knock on the door in the hotel?
Ignazio: If I don’t know her I won’t open. And then I took a vow of chastity. (laughs)
Quarrels between you have we collected?
Gianluca: It happens in times of stress. But we have learned to control ourselves, before it happened more often.
Piero: In Santo Domingo, we were in the car, I didn’t feel well, I was sweaty. “Gianluca, come on, close that window, the draft is hitting me”. And he did, but then, a minute later he lowered it again, I would have killed him.
Gianluca: Yes, but it was 40 degrees outside and we didn’t have air conditioning.
Ignazio: I always eat last, these two often leave me nothing, not even rice. They are thin, but they eat anything.”
You have lost 34 kilos. How?
Ignazio: I closed my mouth.
Piero: We were at the breakfast buffet in New Zealand and… “
Ignazio: “No, in Kuala Lumpur».
Piero: Oh well, in any case Ignazio suddenly said to me: “I want to lose weight”. “Bravo, then come with me to the gym, train, work hard. And from that day on he became a sex symbol….
Ignazio: Now I’ve started training again after two years, I’ve put on 13 kilos again. Waivers? No. We eat healthy. Piero is intolerant to pork, so we don’t eat it either. And all three of us can’t stand dairy products.
It takes a beastly physique.
Piero: Travelling a lot, discovering the world is a privilege. I love running, wherever I go I ask the concierge and get advice on the best routes. Once Ignazio also came and I almost had to carry him back on my back».
Ignazio: In Matera, it was terribly hot, 7 and a half km of ups and downs.
Gianluca: I train in the gym and walk, I don’t run.
The worst flaw of the other two.
Gianluca: Piero is too rational, Ignazio too instinctive. Both touchy.”
Ignazio: Me? It is not true! Gianluca is too perfectionist, Piero stubborn.
Piero: Gianluca is long-winded, when he gets fixated on something he doesn’t stop talking until he’s convinced you, the next day I’m terrified of meeting him at breakfast and that he’ll start over.
Ignazio, on the other hand, keeps everything inside and at the last moment he explodes and says things in your face. It would be better if he spoke clearly from the start. And then he is late, forgets his appointments, falls asleep.
Ignazio: No, you’re a big pain in the ass.”
Mishaps on stage?
Gianluca: Ignazio fell and so did I, tripping over a folding chair.
Ignazio: It happened to me to go out on stage holding a cell phone instead of a microphone.
Piero: In Budapest, the twelfth piece Ave Maria, I start to sing but my voice does not come out. Ignazio looks at me wrong. He thought you were joking. I had caught a cold snap from a big fan that shot freezing air. We had to interrupt for about twenty minutes, the time to take some Bentelan. (medicinal)
Neither rapper nor trapper. Critics say that you make “old men’s music”.
Gianluca: It’s right to respect every opinion, criticism is good. But we go on doing what we like most, which makes us and millions of people happy.
Piero: Before, negative comments made us nervous, they were hard to digest, now they’re good for us. But there is a subtle difference between criticism and offense.
Fear that one of the three decides to break away and continue his career alone?
Gianluca: We are not a classic band with a frontman. But three singers, three leaders.
Piero: We know very well that our strength is the group. People want to hear all three together. And even if, during the concerts, everyone has their own space, we too know that united we are something else.
Il Volo will be a guest on the TV show VERISSIMO with the sweet Silvia Toffanin, Sunday on Canale 5 at 4 pm. It will certainly be a nice and kind interview.
And finally, enjoy this promo video, which advertises the “Christmas in Jerusalem” event, it will be fantastic!!
At the end of November 2021, this beautiful article by Donatella Aragozzini was published in the GRAND HOTEL newspaper.
The article is about the “new girls” of our young men. I have waited so far to publish it, because GRAND HOTEL is clearly a gossip newspaper, and then there were many live events to follow, but above all because I did not want to start useless gossip, since the two stories were very recent.
This interview draws many ideas from the VERISSIMO television show, in reality I believe that the whole article was written, just drawing the sentences, from that broadcast.
This is the cover of the GRAND HOTEL newspaper, as you can see Il Volo is on the cover, I translate the words written in the middle, Gianluca and Ignazio de Il Volo announce: “We have found great love”, and Piero says: “I’m working on it.”
And here is the whole translation of the entire article.
Young, beautiful and talented, with a success that knows no bounds.
And now also with a heart full of love.
Far away, are the times of “Ti lascio una canzone”, where Gianluca Ginoble, Piero Barone, and Ignazio Boschetto made their debut little more than children, before becoming famous all over the world with the name Il Volo.
Today, the three “tenorini”, launched by Antonella Clerici’s program, are almost thirty-year-old men, who are beginning to look to a future made not only of music, and to dream of the “Grande Amore”, to quote the song with which triumphed at the Sanremo Festival in 2015.
Gianluca Ginoble is sure to have found her, who, what has never happened so far, made a relationship official, talking about it openly.
Always jealous of his privacy and reluctant to talk about his feelings, this time the singer from Abruzzo said it without fear: “I’m engaged and really in love. I can say it publicly: I’m happy.”
He, who “is engaged intermittently, on leasing, because he changes every two years”, as Boschetto teases him, is now very convinced of his choice, ready to bet that “in two years the girl will be the same”.
The lucky one who stole his heart is called Eleonora, like his mother, but it is her surname that tells a lot about her: Venturini Storaro, where Storaro immediately brings to mind grandfather Vittorio, one of the greatest directors of photography in world cinema, three times Oscar winner (for “Apocalypse Now”, “Reds” and “The Last Emperor”).
They have been together, “for a while”, explains Gianluca, and guilty, therefore, could have been in August, the shooting of the short film shot in the Frasassi Caves, in which the three tenors paid tribute to Ennio Morricone, singing one of his compositions most famous, “Your Love” (from the film Once upon a time in the west): on that occasion, behind the camera, there was the great “cinematographer”, as Storaro likes to call himself, flanked by his daughter Francesca, who as an architect took care of the lighting, and of her daughter Eleonora.
The words written in yellow say: “Ginoble loves Eleonora, the granddaughter of a three-time Oscar winner.”
On the photo, the words written in white say: “Here is the shot that Gianluca Ginoble chose to present his girlfriend: her name is Eleonora Venturini Storaro, and she is the granddaughter of Vittorio Storaro (with her in the box), the director of photography, winner of three Oscars, including the one for The Last Emperor. “
Tall, with a cascade of black hair and deep dark eyes, the young Roman also enchanted the audience of the Venice Film Festival, where she walked the red carpet, together with her grandfather and the trio, to present a preview of the short film, in a blue dress that highlighted her long model legs.
Yes, because although she graduated with full marks in Fashion and Costume Sciences at the Sapienza University of Rome, then specializing in Fashion Design at the Marangoni Institute in Milan, Eleonora also works as a model. However, it is difficult to think that beauty is the only “weapon” unlined to conquer Ginoble.
Before her, the tenor, in fact, had several other girlfriends, real or alleged, from a certain Martina, who was close to him for a couple of years, to Francesca, a girl from his country, resembling Silvia Toffanin, from Mercedes Henger, to the Neapolitan actress Pasqualina Sanna, former competitor of “La pupa e il secchione”. (honestly Mercedes Henger and Pasqualina Sanna have never been engaged to Gianluca)
Yet, on none of them he has ever expressed himself, keeping every story to himself, while this time he wanted to share his happiness with the fans, publishing a shot with his new partner with the caption:
“And then I met you ……”, to underline how she has that something extra that makes her special in his eyes.
“Without taking anything away from the others, Eleonora is a very good girl”, Boschetto confirmed, “We are really happy that she is part of this family, because we are a big family.”
And the “family” now also includes Ana Paula Guedes, the splendid Brazilian professional from the “Dança dos Famosos” program (the carioca version of our “Dancing with the stars”), who last year literally made Ignazio lose his head. Suffice it to say that, to hold her in his arms, the Sicilian did not hesitate to face a journey of nine thousand kilometers, over twelve hours by plane.
“I’m in a moment of my life where I feel great,” he says, with an ecstatic expression on his face. “She is beautiful, but above all she is very beautiful inside, a beautiful person.”
On the photo, the words in yellow say: “Boschetto is crazy about Ana Paula, a Brazilian dancer.”
The black words say: “The woman who won Ignazio’s heart is blonde: her name is Ana Paula Guedes and she is a Brazilian dancing with the stars teacher. We met during the pandemic, he says.”
“We met during the pandemic: it was strange because we spent eight months exchanging messages, hearing and video calling each other, then, at the first opportunity, I went to Brazil to meet her, and from there, we got to know each other, slowly slowly . We don’t know each other one hundred percent yet, but we are very much in love.”
So much to think about tomorrow: if she replied to a fan that the wedding “one day it will happen and it will be very beautiful”, he confesses that he would not mind becoming a dad because “I always liked the idea of being a young father, I’m meeting the right person now, who knows …..”
And Piero Barone? His last official story dates back to three years ago, when he was paired with Valentina Allegri, the daughter of Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri.
But after their goodbye, he has not met anyone capable of making his heart beat in the same way.
“Love is such a strong feeling that it must be protected, many have been lucky enough to find a soul mate, I still don’t, but I know it’s out there somewhere”, he says, specifying that “feeling good and happiness is not the same thing, for now I’m fine, and I’m happy with this.”
However, it does not mean that Piero does not want to find that happiness, and to build something important with a woman, since he admits: “I see a future with a family, with children, I believe it is the real reason for living”.
In short, for the moment he is single, but also ready to welcome him with open arms, when arrives, the ……. Great Love.
The words in the red box say: “After having conquered the world singing love, the time has come for Gianluca and Ignazio to live it.
– I am still looking for it- says Piero, – but I know it is somewhere .“
As I have already said, at the beginning I did not want to start a lot of gossip, so I kept this article “in the drawer” and I waited for things to be made clearer by Gianluca and Ignazio.
In fact, Gianluca started posting photos with Eleonora, she followed him for the Il Volo event in Dubai, here are their beautiful photos.
Ignazio had to wait for the Christmas holidays to reach his beloved.
But, as you can see from these photos, Ignazio did not only go to Brazil, he brought with him the other two women of his life, his mother and his sister, thus confirming that his is not a simple momentary falling in love, but it is much more.
The man you see here with Ignazio and Ana Paula, posted the photo with these words of his comment: “What a joy to celebrate the penultimate day of the year with the people we love so much! Thank you @ignazioboschetto and @aniinhaguedes for the welcome and affection of friendship! May the Lord Jesus always bless and strengthen your lives! Your love is so beautiful that it oozes and touches us all! United always !!!
Yes, don’t you get sidetracked by his clothing, this man is a priest.
But the most beautiful photos are certainly these two: how wonderful to see our two young men so happy !! ❤❤
The new year has begun and the photos of the two couples continue to arrive, Eleonora has also celebrated her birthday these days.
You will have noticed, in these last photos, that Gianluca and Ignazio have removed their beards.
Now they look like two kids and even Piero did the same and on himself too . . . the same effect !! 😮
At the end, what can I say, actually two beautiful girls, Eleonora and Ana Paula.
Gianluca and Ignazio confirmed that they are constant in the canons of their female choices: Gianluca’s girl is dark-haired with long, straight hair and Ignazio’s is blonde.
What we may not have expected was that both the women have roles that put them “in the spotlight”.
Eleonora is also a model and also an influencer. Ana Paula, with her work, is always on television.
When the photos of the two couples began to be published, many rude and absurd comments were written on many Facebook pages. To the Fandom, who may like or not like the two girls, I don’t think a rude attitude is right (in some cases I would dare to say absurd jealousy), even before knowing these two girls well.
For my part, seeing Ignazio so happy is priceless and Gianluca is no exception.
Let’s give time to time and enjoy their happiness.
Credit to owners of all photos.
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